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Short answer: no: If you mean will any medications make it less effective the answer is no. But certain meds may make your bleeding heavier with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (warfarin/plavix/lovenox) but these would increase your bleeding if you didn't have a mirena (levonorgestrel). There are no interactions with antibiotics, anti retrovirals, seizure meds, etc. This is one of the reasons i like iuds so much. Very few interactions. ...Read more
How to reduce side effects of birth control pill(Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) ? Should we get worry about those side effects? In case of side effects what medications should be used?
See doctor: here is a brief list of major and minor side effects. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/levonorgestrel-side-effects.html For specifics to your situation one would need to know what side effects. Usually there is an alternative medication that can be considered depending on the side effect. Best approach is a consult with a doctor licensed in your area to give specific advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes heavy long periods with the copper IUD is there any medication I can take. Can I take levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED just to stop heavy long flow plz?
Known side effect: The copper IUD is known to cause heavier periods, probably due to localized irritation and inflammation. If it is sufficiently severe the solution is to remove the IUD. The Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) might help but that defeats the point of the IUD. A better approach would be to switch to the progesterone IUD which will actually decrease flow. ...Read more
How serious is it to have the mirena (levonorgestrel) because I have been seeing commercials saying its a dangerous drug and I have that iud?
Not serious: The most common risks with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are at time of placement. If you have an infection when the iud is placed, you are increased risk in the first 30 days for pelvic infection. Other risks for displaced or misplaced come at the time of placement. If not placed by trained physician, it could be placed improperly. ...Read more
Doctor was unable to insert mirena (levonorgestrel) due to scar tissue and i don't want anymore drugs for birth control, any suggestions?
Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the drug to be eliminated is about 17-24 hours, 3/4 gone by 36-48 hours, 7/8 gone by 2-3 days, etc. For all practical purposes you can assume it is all gone in about 5 days. ...Read more
So call your doc: You have posted on the HT public information site where volunteer docs offer to answer health questions. We don't offer to treat anyone. Medical boards require a doc have an established relationship, records, exam and vital signs to treat anyone. Failure to do this can result in loss or restriction of license. You are welcome to post questions as needed, but call your established doc for meds. ...Read more
What issues?: After an iud is inserted, it can take 3-6 months for the side effects to stabilize. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of birth control is worth the initial suffering. But if you have fever, abdominal pain, or abnormal/foul discharge, i'd be worried about infection, and i'd see a doc. If it's just cramps, Ibuprofen and a heating pad can help. Mood changes and acne usually get better. ...Read more
0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects lasting several days after taking levonorgestrel include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. ...Read more
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